Good dental hygiene habits are developed at a young age. This makes it so important to teach your child early on the importance of brushing and flossing. Your child’s oral health is also a huge part of their overall health and well being. The best way to approach dental care with your child is by making it fun.
Toddlers and preschoolers think it is great fun to choose their own toothbrush and toothpaste! One way to get them excited is to take your child to a drugstore and allow them to choose a toothbrush featuring a favorite cartoon character or a favorite color. Just make sure that the brush is American Dental Association approved. There are many fluoride toothpastes made especially for kids that your child can choose too.
For older children (starting at around four or five), try introducing flossing as a fun alternative to . Regular floss can be a challenge for children, so try starting out with a dental flosser. These come in a variety of colors, so they are not only easier for children but also fun!
Children should begin visiting the dentist every six months when they are around one year old. Contact The Dental Center today to make an appointment and get your child started on a lifetime of good oral health!